Kimilili Member of Parliament and DP William Ruto ally Didmus Brasa and will be charged in relation to the fracas that was witnessed during the Kabuchai by-elections.
This is after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji on Tuesday, September 14, announced that his office would proceed with the charges against Barasa.
DPP Haji dropped charges against three other leaders among them Nandi Senator, Samson Cherargei, Nandi MP Wilson Kogo and his Belgut counterpart Nelson Koech.
The three had been accused alongside Barasa following the chaos in the Kabuchai by-elections.
The UDA allied MP who is scheduled to appear in court on September 25, 2021 questioned the move by the DPP, claiming that he was being targeted.
“We were jointly together. So why would you drop the charges of some, my co-accused, maintaining mine even though you said we were facing two charges?” asked Barasa.
The four were interrogated by police over reports that they were involved in voter intimidation during the Kabuchai mini poll and were subsequently charged with preparation to commit a felony.
But Magistrate Stephanie Mogute left off Cherargei, Kogo and Koech
“I have no doubt that this matter is before the right court. We will go there and argue our case,” he stated.
On July 30, the MP was caught on camera engaging in a public altercation with a contractor identified as Stephen Masinde.
Barasa contradicted the slap theory stating that he was only trying to signal Masinde to zip up his trousers. He was charged on August 2 and later released on a Ksh150,000 bond.
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